Update from Carnival HQ
With ‘Step Three’ of the Government’s Road Map out of Lockdown achieved and news that we are still progressing towards Step 4 (21st June), we here at Carnival HQ are very much up for a full blown Carnival and hope you are too.
Over the past few weeks our Committee has been in detailed discussion with the Town Council, the Police and our local authority, Wiltshire Council. We have shared our proposed Programme of Events, Risk Assessments, Event Management Plans and our Covid-19 precautions; we have received both useful advice and positive encouragement from all three organisations for all aspects of our proposals. So, with tremendous support from our local artists, musicians, actors, historians, hostelries, and residents there will be some 30 events taking place throughout August culminating in the ‘Big One’ - The Procession.
So put these dates in your diary now!
Open Gardens……………………..Sunday 1st August
A full programme of events will be available to coincide with the successful achievement of Step 4 on 21st June 2021
And while we're here...
Carnival is run by the community for the community and depends entirely upon the work of volunteers to ensure its success as both a community event and as a means of raising funds for all our local organisations and charities. (In 2019 we raised in excess of £20,000 and in 2020, our very first virtual carnival raised £3,000).
So in other words...
Carnival Sponsors 2021
Malmesbury Carnival 2021 - Sponsorship
Would you consider being a sponsor of Malmesbury Carnival 2021, and/or donating prizes for our Grand Raffle??
Run by volunteers, Malmesbury Carnival (registered charity 1144055) is ‘By the Community, for the Community’, with a hundred year history and attended by ~5,000 people across our Events !!
In 2019 we managed to run over 40 Events through summer, and so grant nearly £20,000 to local causes. 2020 tested our ingenuity but we delivered our first ever Virtual Carnival with around 35 Events, and still granted £3,000 to local causes despite making no formal requests for sponsorship, given the impact lockdown was having on businesses.
This year, recognising the positive impact Carnival has on the community, especially given the wide-ranging impacts of Covid, we are planning for up to 40 live and/or virtual Events including Procession and Petticoat Lane. Over the past few weeks, we’ve had detailed discussions with Wiltshire Council and the Police. We have shared our proposed Programme of Events, our covid-secure risk assessments, and our Event Management Plans and have received both positive encouragement and useful advice from these organisations.
We’d like to keep things simple so sponsorship can just involve a cash donation to Carnival, helping us to deliver a great Carnival and increasing the amount we can grant to local causes. For this year only we are trying to steer away from sponsorship of specific Events or aspects of Carnival given some uncertainties about Roadmap Step 4 and possible impact on our Events.
We’re also looking for raffle prizes!! Our 2019 Grand Raffle raised nearly £1,400 and our Facebook posts showed photos of some very happy winners!! The more attractive the prizes donated, the more tickets we sell and the more we can grant to local causes.
We then want our sponsors to be recognised. Given your approval, we’ll do a call out on social media, make sure local press and radio know, and feature your logo on our web site and feature main sponsors logos in a What’s On Guide (early June deadline) which may have an exciting new format this year but still be circulated to ~3,000 local households. And we’re hoping for sponsors logos on Carnival posters, Event tickets and on introductory slides to talks
If you interested in sponsoring Carnival 2021, or would like further details, please contact us at email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you !!